James Hardie values and respects the privacy of the people we deal with – customers, business partners, investors and staff. In all markets in which we operate we are committed to ensuring that personal information is handled properly by our staff and our service providers, in accordance with local community standards. In individual countries we adopt privacy policies that comply with all local laws and standards.
In Australia, James Hardie Systems Pty Ltd, ABN 70 614 824 921 of Level 3, 22 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000, and other James Hardie companies operating in this market, comply with the Australian Privacy Principles established under the Commonwealth Privacy Act 1988.
Collection of Personal Information
We treat information as personal information if an individual person can be identified from that information. The types of personal information we collect will depend on the nature of our relationship with you and our relationship with your employer/company (if applicable). Depending on your relationship with us, the personal information we collect may include, but is not limited to:
- Contact details;
- company details;
- employment details;
- educational qualifications; and
- details of past product usage and potential future needs or opportunities.
We only collect personal information to the extent that it is necessary. We will collect your personal information directly from you wherever it is reasonable and practicable to do so. At or before collection (or if not practicable then, as soon as practicable thereafter), we take reasonable steps to ensure that you are aware of the purpose or purposes of collection, the extent to which we may disclose that information and other relevant information. You do not need to give us personal information, but if you don’t, we may not always be able to help you or provide you with the requested services/goods or allow you to participate in an advertised activity. We will tell you at the time if this is the case.
We will not collect information that is regarded as sensitive under the Privacy Act 1988, such as information regarding your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions or religious or philosophical beliefs, unless you have expressly consented to such collection.
Use and Disclosure
We will only use or disclose your personal information for the purpose for which it was collected, unless:
- you have expressly or impliedly consented to its further use or disclosure;
- you would reasonably expect us to use or disclose it in such a way; or
- we are required by law or are otherwise compelled to disclose such information as permitted in the Australian Privacy Principles.
Generally speaking, we use and disclose personal information for purposes such as:
- to facilitate, maintain and continue a business relationship with suppliers, distributors, customers or employees;
- for future promotional and marketing purposes, including but not limited to direct marketing purposes;
- to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us, or which we feel may interest you;
- to facilitate and fulfill requests for information;
- to deal with any enquiries or complaints of customers, employees or business partners;
- for market research on products/services customers, employees or business partners may be interested in;
- to improve the quality and level of the products and services we offer to you;
- for statistical purposes, including but not limited to contacting you for your views on our products/services and notifying you about changes or developments to our products/services; and
- to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device.
For any of the above purposes we may contact you by telephone, mail, electronic or other means.
The types of entities to which we may disclose your personal information include the following:
- Related bodies corporate and our associated companies;
- organisations with whom we have arrangements for the purpose of promoting our products or services;
- our agents, contractors and external advisers who carry on our functions and activities or who assist us to carry on our functions and activities;
- organisations who are contracted by us to perform certain services, including to maintain our websites, provide cloud storage of and management services for personal information, deliver products ordered from us, handle complaints and queries or facilitate any other service offered by us;
- our legal and other professional advisors, when needed; and
- other parties to whom we are authorised or required by law to disclose information.
Transborder Flow of Personal Information
The James Hardie group has companies in a number of different countries including New Zealand, United States of America, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the Philippines and, as part of our internal administration, your personal information may be shared with one or more of the companies in those countries. Where necessary, we may also contract out various services associated with our functions and activities to entities located outside of Australia. It is not reasonably possible to say what countries the overseas entities we may disclose personal information to are located in. We make every reasonable effort to ensure data security and appropriate privacy practices are maintained by the overseas entities we share personal information with. In this respect, we will only disclose your information to entities located overseas who we have contracted with to treat your personal information in a manner consistent with the Australian Privacy Principles.
Quality and Security
Access, Correction and Opting Out
You have a right to access and seek correction of the personal information we hold about you. Please contact us via phone on 1300 929 782 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you:
- require access to any personal information we hold about you;
- wish to notify us of any change, modification or correction; or
- would like to notify us that you do not wish to receive direct marketing material from us in the future.
We will require suitable proof of identity from you before we can grant this access or make the requested changes. In general, we will allow access to the personal information we hold about you. However, we may deny access to you to the extent that providing access would pose a serious threat to the life or health of any individual, or providing access would have an unreasonable impact upon the privacy of other individuals, or it is otherwise appropriate for us to deny access in accordance with the applicable privacy laws.
If we agree, we will make any changes you request. If we don’t agree to make changes, we will provide you with the reasons for our decision.
Concerns or Complaints
If you have a concern or complaint in relation to our handling of your personal information or you believe that we have breached the Australian Privacy Principles or any other applicably privacy laws, please contact us via phone on 1300 929 782 or by email to email@example.com for assistance. If you are not satisfied with any assistance you are given you may request that your concerns be referred to our Privacy Officer for an independent review. Our Privacy Officer will investigate your concerns and will respond to you in writing (usually within 14 days).
The material published in this website is the copyright of James Hardie Systems Pty Ltd ABN 70 614 824 921.The use of technical manuals and CAD drawings are subject to the Conditions of Use described below. All other materials may not be copied, used or reproduced in any manner outside the uses permitted in this website, without James Hardie’s express written consent.
Technical Manuals – Conditions of Use
The James Hardie Technical Manuals reproduced on this website are intended to be read and used as a whole. Extracts should not be relied upon without reference to the complete technical manual.
CAD Drawings – Conditions of Use
IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE PROVISIONS BELOW, DO NOT USE THE JAMES HARDIE CAD DRAWINGS.
Copyright in this information belongs to James Hardie and the reproduction of this material is only authorised for purposes connected with the specification or use of James Hardie’s products. This information is intended to be informative and used as a guideline in conjunction with the relevant James Hardie literature. Due to the many variables affecting different projects it cannot replace the judgement or advice of an architect, engineer or other relevant technical expert. Such experts must be consulted to determine the suitability or otherwise of the details or the necessity for further design or detailing.
CAD drawings available from the James Hardie website are solely for the purposes of detailing, specifying, using, and promoting the use of, James Hardie products and systems in conjunction with James Hardie products’ guidelines (“James Hardie Products and Systems”).
The James Hardie documentation, including CAD drawings, are protected by copyright laws. All James Hardie intellectual property rights, libraries, source codes, technical specifications and other files contained on the James Hardie CAD files remain the exclusive property of James Hardie, and its related companies.
The User is authorised to reproduce and distribute exact copies or exact extracts of the CAD drawings for the sole purpose of detailing, specifying, using and promoting the use of James Hardie Products and Systems.
The User may not, under any circumstances use or allow the use of the CAD drawings with any product or system other than James Hardie Products and Systems.
James Hardie may provide warranties in relation to the products and systems that are the subject of the CAD drawings. The details of such warranties are available from the James Hardie on 1300 929 782.
All other expressed or implied warranties or liabilities in relation to the CAD drawings, and information contained in the CAD drawings are excluded, except for any warranties or liabilities which may not be modified or excluded under relevant laws. James Hardie accepts no liability arising out of the use, reproduction, or distribution of the CAD drawings.
The User will remain solely responsible to anyone receiving or using systems created by the User using the CAD drawings.
Terms and Conditions of Sales and Purchases
These terms and conditions apply to all sales of the Ritek wall systems and associated products and accessories within Australia, by James Hardie Systems Pty Ltd, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the buyer. A buyer who submits an order to James Hardie agrees to transact on these terms.
Terms and Conditions of Sale (link)
Purchasing Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions will apply to all purchases of goods or services, within Australia, by James Hardie Systems Pty Ltd, unless otherwise agreed in writing with the seller. A seller who accepts a purchase order from James Hardie agrees to transact on these terms.
Purchasing Terms and Conditions of Sale (link)
Buyers and sellers can view and/or download these terms and conditions from this site by clicking on the relevant link or contact us on 1300 929 782.
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All James Hardie products are sold with a full product warranty. For details of the warranty terms applying to any particular product, please see the relevant product manual.
The product applications and installation recommendations described in this website have been formulated along the lines of good building practice. However, they are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of all the relevant data. Customers should obtain detailed advice from architects, designers, builders or other building and construction industry professionals to ensure that any particular product or installation method is fully-suited to the specific project being undertaken.
Details of designers, builders and other building industry participants are published in this website for information purposes. This publication does not constitute an endorsement of these participants by James Hardie. Customers should make their own enquiries to ensure that a person or business is appropriate for the customer’s particular needs.
For convenience, this website contains other website addresses and links to other websites. This is published for information purposes. James Hardie does not endorse, approve of, or make any representations or warranties in relation to the information published on those other websites. James Hardie is not responsible and will not be liable for any information published on those other websites.
Warranties against defects
From 1 January 2012, all warranties against defects that are supplied with goods or services must comply with the Australian Consumer Law (“ACL”) and Competition and Consumer Regulations 2010 (“Regulations”).